di Rudi Bressa   L'antenato dei frigoriferi - ideato da Leonardo da Vinci - è ora funzionante e in mostra al Museo della scienza e della tecnologia di Milano. Si tratta di un grande mantice con diciotto beccucci che, azionato a mano, concentra un getto d'aria su un contenitore dove tenere ghiaccio o acqua. Era questo per Leonardo il modo per...

The steady gaze and beatific smile are reminiscent of the world's best known painting, the Mona Lisa.Those clues, along with carbon dating and other scientific tests, have led Italian experts to claim that they have found the holy of holies of the art world: a previously unknown Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece. Experts believe that the newly discove...

June 5, 2015 - Friday 5:00 PMBoston Museum Of Fine Arts - 465 Huntington Avenue - Boston, Massachusetts Inspired by the newly installed exhibition Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty, The Teen Arts Council presents Una Notte in Firenze (A Night in Florence); an event influence by the cultural richness of the Renaissance eera in...

When three of our four daughters were able to meet us in Kansas City for a reunion, we decided to relive a family tradition: visiting a museum. So, we explored the best show in town.   Da Vinci: The Exhibition runs until May 1 at Union Station. The exhibit is billed as "an immersive experience that unlocks the mind of a master." We found thi...

On December 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco), the show is Leonardo's true life portrayed on stage. Discovering the story behind Leonardo, the painter, the scientist, the inventor. His authentic language, his secrets, methods of working, passions.   Renowned Italian director and actor Massimili...

Massimo Finazzer Flory returns to Chicago for recites and responds in the language of the time, with projected English texts, on the infancy of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, his activities in the civil and military fields, as well as how to become a good painter. The performance touches on the relationship between painting and science, painting...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Ann C. Pizzorusso, author of the prize winning book "Tweeting Da Vinci" is coming directly from Naples, Italy to give a presentation on her book at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420, Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY) on October 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. Pizzorusso is a geologist and an Italian Renaissance scholar. Her i...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Princesses, noblewomen, wives of great industrialists: in each case, they shifted attention away from the men around them onto themselves; through their spirit, clothes, and style, they became muses—icons.   From the Renaissance up to the first half of the 20th century, we have tracked down five such Italian f...

By Evan ThomasArt historians say Leonardo da Vinci hid an optical illusion in the Mona Lisa's face: she doesn't always appear to be smiling. There's question as to whether it was intentional, but new research into a second painting attributed to da Vinci suggests yes, it was."Portrait of a Young Fiancée," which is thought to be of an Italian g...

"Chi è il primo che viene in mente quando si pensa alla parola di genio? Le probabilità sono che la risposta sia: Leonardo Da Vinci. Ebbene c'è anche chi partendo dall'arte di Leonardo da Vinci ha approfondito un argomento molto importante: la geologia del territorio.   Il prof. Stefano Albertini, Direttore Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò alla...